Hat Karon(หาดกะรน) is the second-longest beach on Phuket, situated on the west coast between Patong to the north and Kata to the south. Karon is a great beach for a family with small children, couples, and active-thrill seekers with calm and clear water to enjoy water sports. Arguably one of the most popular holiday destinations in Phuket, the white sand beaches, has so much to offer to tourists on holiday.
The 3 km stretch soft sand is wide enough that beachgoers never feel crowded while soaking under the sun for relaxation with a beach towel. The beach has excellent snorkeling and diving spot, and also a place for a beach volleyball game on the soft sand. At the southern point, there is a coral reef that stretches between Kata and Pool island. It also has a sister beach named Karon Noi.
Beyond the Karon Beach
The Karon beach in Phuket has a mix of gorgeous nature and infrastructure for tourists. Though the beach has no major development, yet Karon has so much to explore and witness beyond the beach in the neighboring region. The main areas of Karon can be summed up in the following:
Karon center – It is a lively place where you can good restaurants, shops, and bars to enjoy the nightlife. This center also has a beautiful Buddhist temple that hosts a bi-weekly market.
Karon Beach Road – An ideal spot for evening strolls and home to complex resorts, restaurants, and shops for tourists.
Luang Poh Chuan Road – Situated at the Southern end of this beach, an ideal spot for nightlife and beach parties.
Other major attractions of Karon beach in Thailand include Karon temple, Dino Park Mini Golf, Karon Beach Naga Statue, Karon Park, and others for tourists. Thus, this beach is a popular holiday spot for tourists from different parts of the world.